Wednesday 25 April 2018

Watch: Ferrari mechanic suffers suspected broken leg after horrific pit-stop error

Independent.ie Newsdesk

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A Ferrari mechanic is being treated in hospital after suffering a suspected broken leg during today's Bahrain Grand Prix.

Kimi Raikkonen retired from the Bahrain Grand Prix after an issue with the rear left tyre.

The 2007 world champion was given the green light to leave the Ferrari garage - but knocked one of his mechanics to the ground - and was brought to a halt moments later down the pitlane.

The injured mechanic has been brought to hospital he looked to have suffered a very serious leg injury.

Watch below (warning - graphic content):

Sebastian Vettel held off a thrilling late challenge from Valtteri Bottas to win the Bahrain Grand Prix and extend his lead over Lewis Hamilton at the summit of the world championship.

Hamilton, who started only ninth, completed the podium places here after Raikkonen's retirement.

Vettel was on a different strategy to both the Mercedes cars, but he masterfully managed to nurse his less durable tyres over the line to finish half a second clear of Bottas, and claim his second win in as many grands prix.

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